Top 5 Christmas Gifts from Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes The holidays are around the corner and expats are getting ready to send gifts for friends and family back home. It can be quite hard to find unique and interesting gifts. However, the following list is going to make it a lot easier to find affordable presents that are also suitable for a longer transit overseas.…

Full Guide To The China National Tea Museum In Hangzhou

Reading Time: 2 minutes I must admit: I am addicted to tea, especially green tea. I love the taste and all the benefits it has to offer: bioactive compounds that improve health, improved brain function, increased fat burning and physical performance, and all the antioxidants that lower the risk of various types of cancer. China is the home of green tea and…

10 Places in Asia To See Before You Die

Reading Time: 4 minutes Asia has become more and more attractive for people from the West to travel to or backpack in. It’s relatively cheap to get around and the cultures are so different from back home that travelers are simply stunned by amazement. There is an endless number of amazing places to see in Asia but these following…

The 5 Best Ways To Experience Xishuangbanna

Reading Time: 4 minutes Yunnan is one of the most traveled provinces in China, if not Asia. However, have you ever heard of “Xishuangbanna”? In my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated travel destinations and not many people have heard of it. When I traveled this region in the province of Yunnan this summer, it simply took my…

A Guide to the Best Things to do in Lijiang Old Town

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The Best 48 Hours Spent Exploring Kunming, China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yunnan is said to be one of the most beautiful provinces in China. It’s capital Kunming, nicknamed “City of Eternal Spring”, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to traveling. I spent 2 weeks traveling Yunnan in summer 2015 and started out exploring Kunming due to the convenient location and transport connections by plane, bus and train. I…

A Visit To The Cheongju Early Printing Museum

Reading Time: 3 minutes When in Cheongju, you’re going to see one name pop up all over town: Jikji. But who or what is that? I finally made it to the place with all the answers: the Cheongju Early Printing Museum. My new Korean hometown is famous for being home to Jikji, the world’s oldest extant book printed with…

Top 5 Things To Do In Luang Prabang, Laos

Reading Time: 3 minutes To be honest, Laos was never on my travel bucket list and I didn’t know much about this small Southeast Asian country. However, when I knew I had to leave China’s border because of my visa situation at the time, I was attracted by all the great images I saw online. It seemed to be…

How To Rent a Kimono in Fukuoka

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before I started working at my school in Korea, I had to go to Japan to get my work visa for Korea. I simply took the KTX to Busan and then the ferry over to Fukuoka, only 3 hours away from the Korean mainland by ferryboat. Besides dealing with visa business, I was able to…

5 Top Things To Do in Fukuoka

Reading Time: 3 minutes I had the opportunity to travel to Fukuoka to get my Korean E2 work visa. Little did I know that Japan would fascinate me that much! Here’s a list of the top things to do when in Fukuoka! The port city is located on the island of Kyushu, Japan, only a 3-hour ferry ride from South Korea’s Busan…

South Korea – Japan Ferry: Easy Guide!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Unlike China, South Korea doesn’t offer a variety of interesting neighboring countries one could simply take a train to travel to. However, it’s fairly easy to take a ferry and travel to Japan! Me living in South Korea now, I love this easy and affordable option to take a long weekend off and spend it…

5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Nanjing has always been far up on my travel bucket list in China. Especially its history had intrigued me since the city was the capital of numerous dynasties and was even named “the capital of the world” during the Tang Dynasty, when China was an extremely wealthy empire with a high standard…

A Day in Suzhou’s Famous Watertown Tongli 同理

Reading Time: 2 minutes China is famous for its economic boom and megacities that just seem to pop out of nowhere. However, there are still these picturesque small towns with their traditional Chinese charm so many travelers are looking for. During the 2015 Chinese New Year break, I visited Suzhou and it’s nearby water town Tongli 同理, an iconic…

5 Fun and Free Things to Do in Shanghai

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today’s guest post is by a very talented travel blogger named Jess! She’s blogging at Tripelio.com and has been traveling to all different parts of the world. She especially loves traveling in China and has five insider tips on what to do in Shanghai for absolutely free!  “Shanghai is truly a city like no other.…

Tsingtao Beer Museum: A Must In Qingdao

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qingdao was the first stop of my two-week Chinese New Year trip. The city had been on my travel bucket list for a while and I was so excited to finally make it over there. Especially the city’s history of German occupation attracted me. Germany wasn’t a big imperial power unlike the British, French or…

Where to Spot The Most Beautiful Plum Blossoms in Nanjing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Without suffering the bone-chilling cold, how could you enjoy smelling the fragrance of plum blossoms?〜Chinese Proverb 不经一番寒彻骨,焉得梅花扑鼻香?   The past few months have been rather overwhelming for me and traveling during Chinese New Year was one of the things I had to do to be able to process my situation and continue with my life here…

Top Things to do in Seoul for Single Women Travellers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since I’m traveling alone right now, I thought it would be a great idea to feature a guest post on things to do for single women travellers! Geneva from TripHobo (a Travel Social Network) shared her tips on the best things to do in Seoul if you are a female traveling alone! All set for a solo…

How To Book Cheap Domestic Flights in China

Reading Time: 3 minutes I love traveling. Who doesn’t? But I love traveling even more when I can find the cheapest deal possible! Saving money on flights is especially great because you can use the money saved to spoil yourself during the trip or even create a long adventure with a small budget! Traveling in China is cheap, especially the trains.…

A Complete Guide To Zhangjiajie National Park in China

Reading Time: 5 minutes I already talked about my amazing trip to Fenghuang in the western part of Hunan Province but I totally forgot to write a post about Zhangjiajie for you! It’s been a few weeks since the trip but a good travel recommendation is never too late!  It was a wonderful trip but also had a very…

5 Things You Should Buy When in Korea

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before I moved to Korea, I visited twice and always left with a second suitcase. Korea truly is a shopper’s paradise, no matter what you are looking for. There are certain things that you should absolutely buy when in Korea since you can’t find it anywhere else. Here are the most important must-buys! 1. Beauty Products…

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